Many of our viewers think that all the best British programming comes from PBS. Yes, our well known series like Masterpiece Mystery and Masterpiece Classics like Downton Abbey comes from PBS. Yet, our station will look for additional British programming to add to the KLRU-TV schedule. For instance, Doc Martin is a special acquisition from American Public Television (APT) and it has become a hit with our viewers. And now, KLRU has acquired another series from APT titled Land Girls. This new series will air on KLRU on Saturdays at 8 pm starting September 1st.
Commissioned by BBC1 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of World War II, Land Girls follows the lives, loves, highs and lows of four young English women who left their homes and families to join the Woman’s Land Army (WLA). A civilian organization, the WLA sent city women to rural farms to replace the male workers who are off in the military. The young girls arrive at the Hoxley Estate to begin their new lives at the farm owned by Frederick Finch and to work at the manor house occupied by Lord and Lady Hoxley. The young girls, Nancy Morrell, Joyce Fisher, Bea Holloway and Annie Barratt, have joined the WLA for very different reasons. But they want to serve their country and to help win the war.
In the first episode, Nancy joins the WLA and hates every minute of it. But when she finds herself in a life or death situation with Annie, will her priorities change? Fun-loving Bea finds herself the center of attention at a dance – which has life changing consequences for the naive 16-year-old.
So if you are interested in trying out a new British series, join KLRU on Saturdays nights at 8 pm starting September 1st.